Spain’s family culture collapses

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2014
Law changes, the economic crisis and government neglect is making family life impossible, says a new report.

Dad’s names in Spain are on the wane

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 November 2010
Some places might be tiring of it but in Spain the gender revolution rolls on. The socialist government’s latest move is to legislate against the priority traditionally given to the father’s surname in birth registers.

Spanish government strikes another blow at the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 March 2010
Spain may be floundering economically and its birth rate one of the lowest in Europe, but that has not stopped its government passing a law to eliminate unplanned and imperfect babies before birth.

A pledge to fight ‘mega-genocide’

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 November 2009
While defenders of unborn life waged a successful battle in the United States House last weekend, winning a provision to exclude abortion coverage from health reform legislation, an international gathering in Spain was defining abortion as “mega-genocide” and pledging to fight harder to protect human life.

A million march for life

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 October 2009
A huge demonstration “For life, women and motherhood” and against the abortion policies of Spain’s government flooded the streets of Madrid on Saturday afternoon. Estimated by the Madrid regional government at 1.2 million people, it was one of the largest public protests since anti-war rallies held in 2003 and 2004.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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